Soda Taxes Won’t Solve the Obesity Challenge

September 8, 2015

The Berkeley, Calif., city-appointed commission on sugar-sweetened beverages announced that more than $375,000 has been collected from a city-wide tax…

A Soda Tax Will Not Make People Healthy

May 8, 2015

Would a tax on soda improve public health?  In California, some lawmakers claim it will.  But not all Californians are buying an idea that defies common…

Soda Tax: A Misguided Policy

April 2, 2015

Proposed soda taxes have been in the media spotlight recently. The question that always seems to pop up when we read or hear about soda taxes is: will…

Is Vermont Really Trying To Solve Obesity?

March 25, 2015

Is two cents a lot of money? It is when you are talking about a soda tax, an economics professor in Vermont has found.
Vermont is among a handful of states…

Vermont Soda Tax Proposal Is Misguided Approach

March 18, 2015

Taxes don’t make people healthy.  Diet and exercise do that.  So, an excise tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages won’t work to solve the…

Really, Connecticut? A Soda Tax?

February 5, 2015

After a number of failed attempts to tax soda and candy in the state, some Connecticut lawmakers are at it again.  We here at Sip & Savor have time and…

Voters On Opposite Coasts Reject Taxes That Would Impact Their Grocery Carts

November 5, 2014

Voters in the City of San Francisco and Commonwealth of Massachusetts yesterday rejected discriminatory taxes on common grocery items, like soda.
In San…

Another Tax Is Not A Solution

October 22, 2014

There’s been a lot of buzz in the news lately about taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages.  We have said it before – people don’t support taxes and…

Middletown Press Editorial: Beverage Tax Bad Idea

October 13, 2014

We recently came across this editorial from The Middletown Press in Connecticut, which shoots down the proposal by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.…

63 Percent Say No To Soda Taxes

August 27, 2014

Earlier this week, we shared an op-ed published on Reason.com that shoots down the idea of a soda tax.  Lately, we have seen an increasing amount of evidence…